CowParade is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes.
Pigs in the City is a public art initiative coordinated by Uptown Lexington, Inc. Five new groups of 20 to 25 whimsically decorated fiberglass pigs that line the streets of Historic Uptown Lexington , NC - This one is outside of hubbys favorite place in Lexington - The Candy Factory.
Aquarium Cow :-) ~The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presented Cows on Parade. Cows, not real ones, but fiberglass-facsimiles of life-sized cows, 300 of them, were painted, decorated, immortalized and set out to graze around downtown Chicago for the public's enjoyment. In other words, it was a public display of art on the hoof.
Take pictures with all the Cherokee Bears!: The Bears of Cherokee: Downtown Cherokee is "alive" with colorfully painted fiberglass bears that are part of a public art program featuring the talents of local Tribal artists. Each one of the bears represents an aspect of Cherokee culture. You'll find "Eagle Dancer Bear," "Woodlands Pottery Bear," "Winter Bear," "Fish Bear," and even "Veterans' Bear."
Catskills, New York - Cat n Around Catskill in the Dog Days of Summer 2013 - "Venetian Kitty" - 40+ larger than life painted and decorated fiberglass, feline figures will take up residence along Catskill’s Historic Main Street for the 6th year.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is an Art-Destination - This is planning ahead: "In 2014 Matheson has plans to bring filmmaker-turned-visual artist Philip Haas to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Haas’s massive 15-foot high fiberglass sculptures recreate the 16th-century oil paintings of Italian master Giuseppe Arcimboldo who crafted surreal portraits from fruits, vegetables, flowers and fish."
Plainview, Texas. This funny longhorn is located in front of the Hale County State Bank in downtown Plainview. Many similar fiberglass longhorns, bulls, and cows are positioned all over town painted with many different images in front of different businesses. It is a part of an art project called the "Stampede."
the Cow Parade is a traveling public art exhibit that asks local artists to paint a hundred or more life-sized fiberglass cows, which are then displayed throughout the region, both indoors and out. The Cow Parade has appeared in cities all over the world and dozens of major U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston and Atlanta. watermelon example repeated imagery
"Garden Party" by Laurie Musser. Sponsored by Key Bank. Photo by Tony Barchock. In honor of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, the St Clair Superior Development Corporation put together a public art campaign in the city of Cleveland, OH. Local artists decorated 25 fiberglass rabbit sculptures which were installed in key locations throughout the city.